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N-Power batch C: Lawan denies slots allocation

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Saturday denied that he has been allocated job slots in the ongoing N-Power recruitment exercise.

Lawan in a statement by his spokesman, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja, described the allegation as a fairytale.

He urged members of the public to disregard the media report where it was claimed that he has been allotted N-Power job slots.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Office of the Senate President has been drawn to a publication on the Sahara Reporters portal purporting that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers

“We hereby advise members of the public to totally disregard the fake and malicious publication in its entirety as regards the Senate President.

“It should be noted that the fairytale was only obliquely claimed that some lawmakers printed out application forms from the portal of the scheme but failed to provide any evidence that this was to fill its speculated allocated slots.

“We wish to stress that neither the Senate President nor this office has anything to do with the purported slots mischievously credited by the publication to the Senate President.

“We urge the media to always strive to be factual in their reports and abide strictly by the ethics of their profession which require them to hear from all sides and objectively establish the facts, especially before publishing accusations capable of damaging the reputation of public officials.

“Finally, we firmly restate that the story in reference is malicious and should be disregarded.”

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